How to: Stop iPhoto from opening every time you sync your iPhone

EDIT: Check out the comments for an even better, smarter way to do this provided by faithful Macenstein reader Anonymoose .

Faithful Macenstein reader Kelly writes: “Hey, do you know if there’s a way to stop iPhoto from launching every time I sync my iPhone? Just got it, and find it very annoying, thanks!”

Well, sure there is, and it’s actually as easy as:

1: Open iPhoto
2: go to iPhoto> Preferences

3: Click GENERAL SETTINGS and from the “Connecting Camera Opens” dropdown, choose “NO APPLICATION”.


5 Responses to “How to: Stop iPhoto from opening every time you sync your iPhone”
  1. Anonymoose says:

    Ah, but what if you have a camera that you DO want to launch iPhoto when connected?

    You can manage your devices in Image Capture. I have my iPhone set to “do nothing” and my Canon set to launch iPhoto.

  2. Ahhh… even better.
    Ignore my lame post. Do what HE said.
    – The Doc

  3. dlowe402 says:

    Cool! At first I was all like…DUH, but then came Anonymoose and I was all like…COOL. Thanks Anonymoose. I can’t say I have ever even opened Image Capture before. Been using Macs for 20 years or so and what do ya know…You learn something new every day.

  4. Zoe says:

    Thank you!!!!

  5. TorchbearingVillager says:

    Out of the top ten sites returned you were the first with the correct answer for me.
    Image Capture does not have Preferences in my drop down , not to mention the cleanest with best graphics.
    Your site is now bookmarked on my FrankenMac and I have put my pitchfork away!

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